Top places to celebrate Bonfire Night

11th October 2019

Bonfire Night, when the cold air and crisp autumn nights start rolling in and the days get shorter.


Celebrated each year with events all over Britain, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with friends and make new memories as the fireworks light up the sky.

Whether a ticketed event or free, discover some of our top picks to remember the fifth of November. Huddle up as you watch the fireworks glittering in the sky and maybe even enjoy a toffee apple, jacket potato or toasted marshmallows!

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Alexandra Palace, London

Head to the good old Ally Pally for London’s biggest Fireworks Festival as it returns with live music, a German beer festival and film screenings.

Closest station: Alexandra Palace
When: 1st – 2nd November 2019
Price: From £12.50

Fireworks Spectacular Family Raceday, Ascot

Get 2FOR1 when you go by train as The Jumps season returns to Ascot with a bang, as a valuable afternoon’s racing is brought to a breath-taking close by one of the region’s largest fireworks displays.

Closest station: Ascot
When: 2nd November 2019
From: £26.00

The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham

Marvel at an amazing display of fireworks lighting up the night sky and choreographed to music.

Closest station: Five Ways
When: 5th November 2019
Price: £9.00

Quex Park, Kent

Get ready for an afternoon bursting with activities featuring two rounds of fireworks, a bonfire and a tribute band.

Closest station: Birchington-on-Sea
When: 2nd November 2019
Price: From £12.00

Victoria Park, London

Keep warm with some mulled wine from one of the local stalls as you celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing in fireworks!

Closest stations: Cambridge Heath or Hackney Wick
When: 3rd November 2019
Price: Free

Sparks in the Park, Cardiff

Gather round Wales’ largest firework display featuring a bonfire, a fun fair and food and drinks concessions. Plus, all proceeds go to local charities and good causes!

Closest stations: Cardiff central or Cardiff Queen Street
When: 2nd November 2019
Price: From £12.00

Fireworks Extravaganzas, Edinburgh

Featuring a pipe band, performances and food and drink stalls, this firework display is one of the biggest in Edinburgh and also happens to be a fundraising event.

Closest station: Slateford
When: 3rd November 2019
Price: £9.50

Weston Hospicecare's Fireworks at Sea at The Grand Pier, Weston-super-Mare

Enjoy unlimited funfair rides and a great firework show over the sea, in support of Weston Hospicecare.

Closest station: Weston-super-Mare
When: 9th November 2019
Price: From £9.50

Light up Lancaster at Lancaster Football Club

Whether you’re after a quiet firework show or one accompanied by music, the different viewing points make this display perfect for all preferences.

Closest station: Lancaster
When: 2nd November 2019
Price: Free, wristbands to be requested in advance

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